Horwath: New Democrats Applaud Independent Watchdogs’ Call to Stop the Sell-off of Hydro One

Queen’s Park – Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath issued the following statement:

“I  welcome the principled stand taken by Ontario's independent watchdogs against the Liberal sell-off of Hydro One.

Today’s statement by Ontario's Ombudsman, Auditor General, Integrity Commissioner, Financial Accountability Officer, Information and Privacy Commissioner, Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth, Environmental Commissioner and French Language Services Commissioner reinforces what New Democrats have been saying all along: Kathleen Wynne must stop her short-sighted, undemocratic sell-off of Hydro One. 

Liberals shut Ontarians out in rush to sell-off Hydro One: Horwath

Queen’s Park – Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath continued her fight against the Liberal sell-off of Hydro One by bringing an Opposition Day Motion to the floor of the Legislature today. Horwath called on Premier Wynne to stop ignoring public opposition and stop her short-sighted selloff of Hydro One. The NDP Leader’s motion read,

Statement from Andrea Horwath on Nursing week

It is my honour to rise today to recognize Nursing Week and to recognize the incredible work that Ontario’s nurses do for the people of Ontario.

Nurses are the backbone of Ontario’s health care system. 

They support patients every step of the way as they move through our health care system.

From the moment they enter care, to the time that they are discharged, and then onward through their recovery.

Liberals Shut Down Debate -- They Don’t Want To Hear From Ontarians

Queen’s Park- Today, the Liberal government moved to shut down any and all debate on whether their plan to privatize Hydro One should be taken to public hearings across the province.

Ontario families paying the price for liberal government’s chronic underfunding of education: NDP Education Critic

QUEEN’S PARK—Today, NDP Education Critic Lisa Gretzky demanded that the Premier reverse across the board cuts to education, and stop forcing students and families to pay the price.

“She [the Premier] promised not to cut education and to rebuild relationships with education workers,” stated Gretzky. “And yet, yesterday the Minister of Education literally boasted about the fact that her government didn’t need to keep its commitment to invest 250 million in education last year, and claimed that no cuts were made to special education.”

Windsor unemployment climbs as Wynne Liberals make life more unaffordable: NDP

QUEEN’S PARK – The Liberals are failing Windsor says Taras Natyshak, NDP Economic Development and Employment Critic, and MPP for Essex. Newly released jobs numbers from Statistics Canada show unemployment has climbed to 11.5%, the highest in Canada, and Natyshak says this shows that Kathleen Wynne is more focused on ramming through a budget full of privatization and cuts than she is in creating jobs or listening to people.